Luke Flynn (b.1988, Dubuque, IA) is a composer, arranger, and conductor with a highly active career in film, television, and concert hall symphonic and choral music.
Flynn's pieces are performed regularly around the world, and have won or placed as a finalist in a multitude of major international competitions, including, the Ithaca Choral Composition Contest, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Composition Competition, the Sydney Australia Contemporary Orchestra call for scores, the South Korean Busan Maru International Composition Contest for Orchestra
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His premiere orchestral composition, Rift, was quickly met with international renown, winning multiple major competitions and awards and has been performed by symphony orchestras in several countries throughout the world, spanning four separate continents. His choral score, Beneath the Wave, has won or placed as a finalist in over 20 composition contests and call for scores, and is performed regularly by choirs worldwide. It was recently featured on L.A. Choral Lab's debut album, Sonic Visions.
Flynn (IMDb) has also composed and orchestrated the scores for a large variety of films and television series. Recently, he helped compose the score for the hit comedy film, Holmes and Watson (Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly) alongside legendary film composer, Mark Mothersbaugh.
Flynn also works in music preparation for many of the world's biggest major motion pictures, such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen II, and La La Land, and has orchestrated music for iconic television series such as The Simpsons and The Mandalorian through JoAnn Kane Music Service.
Flynn is a highly sought-after guest lecturer and conductor, visiting professional ensembles, universities, and high schools around the globe.
He is a graduate of Butler University, where he studied composition with Michael Schelle, and Clarke University, where he studied with Amy Dunker, and was the recipient of the University’s most prestigious award honored to a single graduating senior, the Francis J. O’Connor Memorial Award, as well as several other awards in music and leadership. Flynn has also had the privilege of being the first ever American student to study music composition at 鹿児島国際大学 the International University of Kagoshima in Japan, where he studied with Tadashi Kubo.